Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Cruisin' into the New Year

The holidays combined with the cold New England winter and a (relatively) new job, have caused me to lax in my blogging. I’m going to try to catch up with some of the more interesting topics and articles from the past few weeks. -LL

To begin with, check out these bad ass sisters in Congress. I love this piece (even though it was featured in the Sunday Styles section of the NYTimes – shame on you, Times!). These sisters break the mold on what is expected in the hallowed halls of the U.S. Capitol:
The Sanchezes are the first and only sisters in Congress, a pair of Democrats from Southern California who are famous for their bold personalities, their affinity for spike heels and their ability to stand out amid a sea of gray in the House of Representatives.
For me, the most shocking part of the article wasn’t that Rep. Linda Sánchez is the first known unmarried, pregnant member of Congress. Rather, it was the revelation that she is only the eighth member of the House to become pregnant while in office. Seriously? Only eight Congresswomen in our country’s history have actually been pregnant while in office? This sheds some light on why women in corporate life struggle with off-ramping their career and work/life balance. We have so few national models to learn from.

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